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Tesi etd-04142018-103035


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
PERTOSA, SAVERIO PIO
URN
etd-04142018-103035
Title
The effects of social transfers on the At-Risk-Of-Poverty rate - A local comparison with two applications of the Fay-Herriot model
Struttura
ECONOMIA E MANAGEMENT
Corso di studi
ECONOMICS
Supervisors
relatore Prof.ssa Pratesi, Monica
Parole chiave
  • Small-area methods
  • Fay-Herriot
  • Poverty
  • Inequality
  • Local measures
Data inizio appello
03/05/2018;
Consultabilità
Secretata d'ufficio
Data di rilascio
03/05/2088
Riassunto analitico
The paper shows how the joint use of sample surveys - such as the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) - Census data, Tax declarations and indices of social capital, can be useful to estimate poverty at the provincial level, within a FayHerriot framework of analysis.
I show that transfers have a huge impact in addressing the issue of poverty, but - as stated by Okun - they may create market distortions.
I review survey methodologies for data employed within the models. Four FayHerriot analyses are implemented, to show how social transfers affect poverty and how regional poverty lines give rise to not-inflated results. I discuss the robustness of results through an analysis of the distribution of residuals and the area effects by implementing a statistical test.
In the end, both statistical and political conclusions are drawn. The appendix shows why a good survey design is crucial when dealing with Paretian variables, such as income.
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